The College of Professional Studies seeks a half-time non tenure-track faculty member to teach in its Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP) Program. The DLP program is an accelerated, practice-based doctoral program designed to allow its students to investigate real-world issues that will contribute to policymaking decisions. The DLP program seeks to prepare its students to utilize the knowledge they gain in the DLP Program to better understand and transform their profession, organizations, and industry. The DLP program involves a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum. Courses may include: law and legal reasoning, law and policy, public policy theory and practice, historical foundations of law, research methods, qualitative methods, quantitative methods, and doctoral research design. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to work with DLP students; a group comprised of accomplished, high level, midcareer professionals who come from places such as government, nonprofit, research organizations, consulting firms, and corporations. The half-time faculty position in the DLP Program will involve not only teaching courses and advising within the program but serving as a program liaison in region at conferences, open house events, alumni events, etc. Actual course load will vary with other responsibilities associated with Doctor of Law and Policy program, which include: (1) working collaboratively with the Program Director and Assistant Program Director, and other faculty to ensure integration across all three streams of the curriculum, (2) advising students on doctoral thesis projects (3) taking part in program and course quality assurance, and (4) managing special projects as assigned. This appointment includes pre-term course development (including weekly readings, assignments, and multi-media lectures), and in-term commitments of monitoring online discussion boards, general course management, grading, online presence, and face-to-face participation at quarterly course sessions. Training in Blackboard (the online course platform) will be provided. **Courses meet online as well as one week/end (Thurs-Sun) per quarter at our Seattle campus.
A Ph.D. or JD in a relevant social science discipline and research experience is required, although ABD will be considered. A history of successful teaching at the graduate level is strongly preferred and experience teaching online is a plus. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with doctoral level research, adult learners, and action-oriented research. Demonstrated excellence in teaching within higher education is preferred.
Classes are conducted in a blended format, part in person and part online. Seattle-based candidates are preferred however, the DLP program welcomes applications from candidates located throughout the country. The Doctor of Law and Policy program (DLP) is designed for experienced professionals who are interested in the origins, development, implementation, and analysis of legal and public policy decisions in government and related institutions. The program prepares students to advance their careers within a variety of fields while focusing their thesis research on a precise law and policy topic.
This is a non-tenure track, annually renewable position.
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